Erica Andrews

Photos courtesy of Waves for Water

Sustainable surfing

Waves for Water partners with surfers, teachers and government agencies to bring clean water to developing countries.  Professional surfer and Waves for Wat... Read More
Sandy and Erik Weber stand in front of The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in San Diego, Calif.

Without limits

Author, Olympian and recent law school graduate Erik Weber continues to defy the odds. Erik Weber interrupts his whirling dance to throw his arms around his ... Read More
Person walking through tunnel with graffiti

Plotting a new course

Teens Exploring Technology works to curb youth involvement in gangs. Oscar Menjivar’s parents knew they needed to leave El Salvador––an epicenter of Central ... Read More
Man singing on stage

On the Record

Everything is dark—you can’t make out figures and shapes, and you stumble to gather your footing. This is every day for Louis Posen; he’s legally blind. Lou... Read More
Derrick Engoy

Immersive leadership

Derrick Engoy, the soft-spoken poet, pastor and nonprofit advocate seems nervous when I first meet him. Dressed in a gray fedora, navy blue buttoned shirt and... Read More
Stella Fella

Stella Fella

After consistently seeing more women at events on trafficking than men, Stephanie Lorenzo, Project Futures founder, was surprised to hear a man speak about the ... Read More
oil painting of woman's face

Trafficked in America

“When I tried to get my things, I was stabbed almost to death,” Isabel said. “I was in the hospital for two months and I couldn’t walk for a year and half. Th... Read More
People surfing during sunset

Surfing and salvation

When The Salvation Army invited world-renowned surf photographer Aaron Chang to an event, he never expected it to change his life. And yet, it did just that... Read More
Patricia Oliver

Rising above abuse

President and director of Christian Legal Aid tells a story of struggle and strength. Patricia Oliver knows what it's like to struggle. Her story is one that... Read More
Dianne Callister

Paying it forward

Former Booth baby becomes Mother of the Year and starts her own nonprofit. Dianne Callister received a tremendous shock from her parents at just 8 years old—... Read More
Bruno Serato in front of his restaurant

A pasta with hope

Restaurateur feeds ‘motel kids’ and kick-starts family housing. Bruno Serato left Italy more than 30 years ago hoping to attain his version of the American D... Read More